Air Canada asks court to over­turn main­te­nance rul­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

MON­TREAL — Air Canada has asked the coun­try’s top court to over­turn a Que­bec rul­ing that would re­quire the air­line to keep its main­te­nance oper­a­tions in the coun­try. In its le­gal fil­ing with the Supreme Court in Ot­tawa, Air Canada said that the ap­peal court’s rul­ing “jeop­ar­dizes” the main ob­jec­tive of pri­va­tiz­ing the for­merly gov­ern­ment-owned air­line - to cre­ate a “vi­able and com­pet­i­tive com­pany.” Que­bec launched its law­suit against the Mon­treal-based air­line af­ter Aveos Fleet Per­for­mance, which did much of Air Canada’s air­craft main­te­nance, closed in 2012 in a move that laid off 2,600 employees, in­clud­ing about 1,700 in Mon­treal.

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